Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) criticized both Democrats and Republicans for failing to call out antisemitism within their ranks.
Moskowitz, while speaking on CNN’s Friday broadcast of “CNN This Morning,” said Democrats are quick to call out former President Donald Trump but are always silent when it comes to antisemitism on the left.
“There are very few issues that are bipartisan in this country in today’s society, but antisemitism is one of them, right? We see Nazis in the street,” Moskowitz said. “We saw it in Madison, Wisconsin, the other day, we’ve seen it in Florida in Orlando near Disney World. When things happen on, let’s say, the right, my Republican colleagues want to ignore it. They’re very quiet. But, by the way, the same thing happens to my left, which is when there is a protest that’s on a foreign policy issue like a ceasefire protest, but there are people in the crowd holding signs that say ‘gas the Jews, kill the Jews,’ I don’t see my colleagues on the left calling that out.”
The lawmaker added that the Democrats criticize Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) while the Republicans are quick to criticize members of the leftist House “Squad” such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). He, however, added that both major parties are silent when it’s time to call out members of their parties.
“So antisemitism is easy to call out when it’s across the aisle, right? Democrats have no problem calling out Marjorie Taylor Greene or Paul Gosar, and Republicans have no problem calling out the squad, but when they want to do it from within the party, they’re super quiet,” Moskowitz added. “When Donald Trump had dinner and tea at Mar-a-Lago with a holocaust denier, I didn’t hear many of my Republican colleagues come out and criticize the president. So, you know, politics cannot be above your jersey, your team cannot be above fighting antisemitism.”